Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Full Time | Edmonton, AB


Your Opportunity:
The Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) is an 882 bed facility that is located just North of the Edmonton downtown and the newly developed Ice District. The RAH has unique programs that help provide the necessary health care services to the ever changing needs of Albertans. We support and promote our staff to not only “Use their Voice” in advocating for their patients, fellow staff members and themselves we also have a culture of being proud where they work which has transpired into the RAH -Way. There are two video’s which help demonstrate what it means to work at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and I encourage you to watch the videos, “Difference between Care and Caring” and “Difference between Care and Caring II”.

The Nurse Practitioner is a self-directed health care provider who collaborates with Nurse Practitioners, Thoracic Surgeons and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Physicians. They triage referrals and perform direct patient assessment, order diagnostic tests and write prescriptions for patients in the Chest Medicine Clinic. The primary focus of the NP’s role is the management of patients with suspected cancer. The Chest Medicine Clinic provides a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary outpatient environment in which the Nurse Practitioner will triage referrals/ diagnostic notifications, provide direct patient consultation, manage Pleural Effusion clinic patients, perform in clinic ultrasounds/thoracentesis and provide patients and staff with education in the Ambulatory setting. All duties and responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner will follow the guidelines developed by the Collège of Registered Nurses of Alberta, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and the practice protocols of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Group. This position will report to the Patient Care Manager of Ambulatory Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Reporting to the Patient Care Manager for RAH Ambulatory Care, the Alberta Thoracic Oncology Program (ATOP) Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a self-directed health care provider who works collaboratively with ATOP physician groups (i.e. thoracic surgery and pulmonary interventional medicine) and the AHS interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and care planning for patients with probable lung cancer who are referred to the ATOP clinic. The ATOP NP has Master’s degree in Nursing with a focus on advanced clinical practice and maintains current CARNA registration as NP.

Hours of work for this position are Monday through Friday days from 0800-1600 but may vary with clinic operating hours. The successful candidate will be supported through their orientation by the existing NP who will also be available for ongoing mentorship. This position will be involved in research opportunities within the program as applicable.

New graduate NP’s – Family All ages welcome to apply.


Required Qualifications:
Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner Program at Masters Level. Must have a current licence with CRNA as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Adult Practice Stream and must maintain their licence during the course of their employment. Previous nursing experience working with adult oncology patients in surgical or non-surgical settings is an asset. Alberta Heart and Stroke CPR (Basic Rescuer). ACLS, BCLS, BTLS optional. Computer literacy skills are required. EMR/Connect Care experience is an asset.

Preferred Qualifications:
An Oncology background, including further training in an oncology course (eg. ONDEC) or certification with the CNA (eg. CON(C)) would be an asset. Computer literacy required with EMR experience considered an asset. Thoracic ultrasound course considered an asset.

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